JPC looks at ordinanceThe Jamestown Planning Commission discussed the new city developer’s ordinance during its regular meeting Monday. The commission agenda did not include any plats for review.
By: Keith Norman, The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown Planning Commission discussed the new city developer’s ordinance during its regular meeting Monday. The commission agenda did not include any plats for review.
Mayor Katie Andersen explained the development ordinance, which requires developers to pay 25 percent of the cost of infrastructure with the rest charged to special assessments.
“It is one step to being developer friendly as a city,” she said.
She also answered questions as to what part the Planning Commission would play in approving new developments.
Andersen said the Planning Commission and the City Council would rely on input from city staff as to what information would be considered when granting a plat or authorizing a development. Reed Schwartzkopf, city engineer, said the staff would likely require more information from developers during the planning process for any future project.
The Planning Commission also heard a report from DeAnn Brunner, business development coordinator for Jamestown/ Stutsman Development Corp. The JSDC was recently authorized to contract with SRF Consulting to provide planning functions for the city and county.
Brunner said a steering committee would serve as a liaison between SRF and local governments.
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